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Re: Shakespeare at Stratford
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0535  Wednesday, 19 March 2003

From:           John W. Kennedy <
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Date:           Tuesday, 18 Mar 2003 11:36:34 -0500
Subject: 14.0520 Re: Shakespeare at Stratford
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0520 Re: Shakespeare at Stratford

Thomas Larque <
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>I am amused to see that Weinstein has completely ignored the body of my
>posting in which I made a variety of arguments against his ridiculous
>claims that only one type of book about Shakespearean Performance
>History should ever be written, and that nothing except the "best"
>productions should be considered.  Would Weinstein let us know, for
>example, whether he believes that his "high standards" should be applied
>to Elizabethan History (which would ban biographies, social and familial
>history, and anything other than general histories about "landmark"
>events)

Nay, perhaps Mr. Weinstein, in an uber-Platonic mood, would demand that
history be reduced to the study of the lives of virtuous men.

(Since we're all intullekchals, here, I do not think I need to mention
the well-known proof that there is no such thing as an uninteresting
number, though it comes to mind.)

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